A Family Favorite

I joined Weight Watchers about a month ago and the one thing I’m enjoying most about it are the delicious recipes!  As a parent of a toddler, you can understand how challenging it can be to get your little picky eaters to eat.  Well, last night I made Weight Watchers Chicken Scaloppini and it was a family favorite!  My daughter ate almost an entire chicken breast all by herself.  I paired it with a Classic Macaroni Salad from Weight Watchers and some grilled zucchini (recipes below).

This will be a regular in our family!

Chicken Scaloppini

Weight Watchers Recipe

PointsPlus™ Value: 6

Prep: 10 Minutes / Cook: 15 minutes

Scaloppini are cuts of meat that are pounded thin and then cooked to perfection in about 6 minutes.  For a beautifully browned crust, make sure the pan and oil are hot — the check should hiss as it hits the pan.

4 (6 oz) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

1 large egg white

2 teaspoons water

1/2 cup Italian – seasoned breadcrumbs

2 teaspoons olive oil, divided

1/2 cutp fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  1. Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pount to 1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet.
  2. Combine egg white and water in a shallow dish, stirring with a whisk.  Place breadcrumbs in another shallow dish.  Dip each checken breast half in egg mixture; dredge in breadcrumbs.
  3. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add half of chicken to pan.  Cook 3 minutes on each side or until golden.  Transfer to a plate; cover and keep warm.  Repeat procedures with remaining oil and chicken.
  4. Add broth and lemon juice to pan, stirring to loosen browned bits.  Cook, uncovered, over high heat 2 to 3 minutes or until reduced to 1/3 cup.  Drizzle sauce over chicken.

YIELD: 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and about 1 tablespoon sauce).

Classic Macaroni Salad
Weight Watchers Recipe
PointsPlus Value:    4

Preparation Time:  12 min
Cooking Time:  10 min
Level of Difficulty:  Easy

8 oz uncooked macaroni, elbow-variety

1/8 tsp table salt, or to taste (for cooking pasta)

1/2 cup(s) reduced-calorie mayonnaise

1 tsp Dijon mustard

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1 cup(s) celery, chopped

1/3 cup(s) red onion(s), finely chopped

1/4 tsp table salt, or to taste

1/8 tsp black pepper, freshly ground, or to taste

1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

Cook macaroni in salted water according to package directions; drain and transfer to a large bowl.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard and garlic powder; stir mixture into cooked macaroni. Fold in celery, onion and parsley; season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve warm or chilled. Yields about 2/3 cup per serving.
 

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